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What were the biggest shocks of season 12?

Which plot twists left you gobsmacked?

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American Ninja Warrior is one of the few shows that has completely unplanned plot twists. No one knows that’s going to happen in a given season. No one knows what’s going to happen in a given episode. It doesn’t matter how much we love a competitor or how skilled they are, the course will deal out the shocks regardless.

What do you think were the biggest shocks of season 12?

There are always multiple moments during the taping of a season where the crew falls dead silent as someone they predicted would speed through the course comes to a screeching halt. On the flip side of that, there are always multiple moments where we run alongside the course with surprised smiles on our faces as a rookie or “underdog” tears through the obstacles.

Then, we hold those secrets until they air the episodes during the season and we get to relive the shock through the fans’ reactions. Which leaves us wondering, what plot twists had you gobsmacked during season 12? Jump down to the comments and let us know. We’re going to highlight and explore those moments in a future article.